You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour. ~ Jim Rohn
In other words, my friends: when you write, focus on the writing. Don’t stop and check your email every five minutes. Don’t stop to flip television channels for just the right movie to have on in the background. Don’t stop to change the music you’re listening to; or blog; or get a snack; or play footsie with the cat. Just write. Distractions murder words.
JFK PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST
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The annual John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites high school students from across the nation to write an original essay about an elected official who has demonstrated political courage. Winning essayists will receive awards totaling up to $8,500. The first-place winner will be invited to accept the award at the Profile in Courage Award Ceremony hosted each May by Caroline Kennedy and Senator Edward M. Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. To encourage student leadership and civic engagement, the nominating teacher of the first-place winner will receive a John F. Kennedy Public Service Grant for $500. The deadline for the contest is Saturday, January 10, 2009. Essays can be no more than 1,000 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.
Yaldah Magazine, by Jewish girls For Jewish girls! seeks art work, photography, poetry, short stories, essays, true experience from Jewish girls ages 8-16. Writing should reflect Jewish themes and values. Send email queries to Leah Larson, Editor and Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org For writers guidelines and sample issues visit the magazine’s website.
LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with Target Stores and in cooperation with affiliate state centers for the book, invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to enter Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest. To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any
genre– fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic, explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s way of thinking about the world or themselves. There are three competition levels: Level I for children in grades 4 through 6; Level II for grades 7 and 8, and Level III, grades 9 – 12. Winners, announced in the spring of each year, receive cash awards at the national and state levels.
INTERNSHIP – WISCONSIN ARTS BOARD
The Wisconsin Arts Board is accepting applications for internships. The internship program allows interns and volunteers to participate in a wide assortment of arts-related opportunities and to assist staff in a number of office and programmatic responsibilities. The Wisconsin Arts Board also encourages interns and volunteers to pursue areas of interest and to propose challenging and fulfilling projects to work on during the internship.
GIRLS GONE GREAT SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
Tell us how you are a GIRL GONE GREAT and be eligible to wina $1,000 scholarship. For young women entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2008. Your essay should answer each of these questions:
1. How are you making a difference in your community?
2. Why is making a difference important to you?
3. How do your actions support your vision for the future?
Your essay should be 800 words or less, single-spaced in 12-point font. Submit a reference from a non-family member. Deadline October 31, 2008.
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